Obama 2007: Healthcare Won't Pass With 50-Plus-One Strategy

October 27th, 2009 1:16 PM

One of the things the Obama-loving media have disgracefully forgotten since Inauguration Day was how the current President when he was on the campaign trail promised a new bipartisanship in America.

If elected, he was going to bring the nation together by forming huge Congressional majorities to support his policies.

This seems particularly important as the Administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress appear quite willing to force healthcare reform down America's throats without any Republican involvement or support.

As the following video from October 2007 illustrates, candidate Obama was singing a far different tune back then (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t Breitbart TV):

You've got to break out of what I call the sort of 50 plus one pattern of presidential politics which is you have nasty primaries where everybody's disheartened and beaten up. Then you divide the country 45 percent on one side, and 45 percent on the other, and 10 percent in the middle and (unintelligible) and Florida behind. And battle it out and then maybe you eke out a victory of 50 plus one. Then you can't govern. You know, you get Air Force One, I mean there are a lot of nice perks for being president. But you can't, you can't deliver on healthcare. We are not going to pass universal healthcare with a 50 plus one strategy. We're not going to have a serious, bold energy policy of the sort I proposed yesterday unless you build a working majority.  

Build a working majority? 

What a crock.

Of course, an even bigger crock is how so-called journalists in our nation refuse to hold Obama to promises he made when they boldly and unashamedly supported him for president.

Color me astoundingly unsurprised.